Archive For October 31, 2017

My entire team dressed up as Edwin for Halloween…

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My entire team dressed up as Edwin for Halloween…

My entire team dressed up as Edwin for Halloween, down to the badge. They even got the gestures right.

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We’re in an Uber on our way home!

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We’re in an Uber on our way home!

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Lovely morning view from the bedroom balcony

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Lovely morning view from the bedroom balcony

Lovely morning view from the bedroom balcony. And yet, the beautiful little island to the left is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for eighteen years. Not so lovely…

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And unfortunately, the not so lovely side of South Africa…

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And unfortunately, the not so lovely side of South Africa…

And unfortunately, the not so lovely side of South Africa, acres of desperately poor shantytowns in the townships, where electricity and running water are luxuries. There’s a painful level of poverty and unemployment in parts of the Western Cape, which the government is struggling to resolve.

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George Meyer and his friend the ostrich…

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George Meyer and his friend the ostrich…

George Meyer and his friend the ostrich, whose name I have alas forgotten, at the magnificent Eikehof vineyard and winery.

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Some more safari snaps with Edwin Voskamp and George Meyer ou

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Some more safari snaps with Edwin Voskamp and George Meyer ou

Some more safari snaps with Edwin Voskamp and George Meyer our fantastic guide.

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Some more photos from our fantastic safari in Aquila

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Some more photos from our fantastic safari in Aquila

Some more photos from our fantastic safari in Aquila

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A few more snaps from Whale watching in Hermanus…

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A few more snaps from Whale watching in Hermanus…

A few more snaps from Whale watching in Hermanus, enabled by our fabulous guide Ray Haakonsen.

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Our guide, the wonderful George Meyer

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Our guide, the wonderful George Meyer

Our guide, the wonderful George Meyer.

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South Africa’s national flower…

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South Africa’s national flower…

South Africa’s national flower, the protea, bud to full glory.

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